Amy Conroy

Amy Conroy

Playing Age: 30-40

Height: 5' 8"

Hair: Blonde

Eyes: Blue

 

Biog

Amy studied drama for three years. Her theatre credits include The Agamemnon, The Mysteries 2000 and The Matchmaker, all with The Machine Theatre Company; The Country Woman with Upstate Theatre Project, Reverse Psychology with Daghdha Dance Company at the International Dance Festival Ireland, The BFG at the Civic Theatre, an Irish tour of Bumbógs and Bees with TEAM Educational Theatre, The Gist of it with Fishamble Theatre Company, an Irish tour of The Blanch, a Buffoon show that she co-devised with Carpet Theatre Company, and Romeo and Juliet with Second Age Theatre Company.

Amy’s work with Barabbas Theatre Company includes Blowfish in the Ark and an Irish and Northern Irish tour, Parable of the Plums, ReJoyce Dublin 2004, Luca at Project Arts Centre and 40 Songs of Green in the National Concert Hall.

Amy Conroy is the artistic director and founder of HotForTheatre; she wrote their debut show I (Heart) Alice (Heart) I, which premiered in ABSOLUT Fringe 2010, winning her the Fishamble New Writing Award. I (Heart) Alice (Heart) I has received critical acclaim, and has enjoyed sold out runs in the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival, the Peacock stage of the Abbey Theatre Dublin, The Irish Arts Centre in New York, Lókal festival in Iceland, Glasgay Festival in Glasgow, The World Theatre Festival in Brisbane, Australia, Auckland Arts Festival in New Zealand and Ten Days on the Island Festival in Tasmania. Her second show Eternal Rising of the Sun premiered in ABSOLUT Fringe 2011 for which she won the Best Female Performer Award in the Fringe and was also nominated for the Best Actress Award in the Irish Times Theatre Awards. Eternal Rising of the Sun has enjoyed successful runs in the Dublin Theatre Festival 2012, Fringe World in Perth, Australia and a staged reading in Sydney Theatre Company. Both shows are embarking on a national tour in the summer of 2013.

 Amy’s radio work includes No Handouts in Europe, 27 (winner of the World Gold Medal Award at the New York Festival Awards 2006) and The Vision Service, all for RTE Radio One and 1923 for Radio Kerry.

Amy wrote Offering for RTÉ Radio One and wrote and recorded Hold This also for RTÉ Radio One.

Amy is a participant in Six in the Attic, an Irish Theatre Institute initiative, and was part of the New Playwrights Programme 2011 in the Abbey Theatre.

 

 

CV

Theatre

The Taming of the Shrew Widow/Tailor The Globe Theatre
Caroline Byrne
Luck Just Kissed You Hello Mark HotForTheatre (Nominated Best New Play, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2015)
Caitriona McLoughlin
Bernarda's House Poncia (Nominated Best Female Performer, Tiger Dublin Fringe, Dublin 2014) Dowager
Veronica Coburn
Trigger Martin Ensemble Fíbín Teo
Veronica Coburn
Break Jan HotForTheatre
Veronica Coburn
Romeo and Juliet Nurse/Benvolio Second Age Theatre Company
Conor Hanratty
Eternal Rising of The Sun Gina HotForTheatre
Veronica Coburn
I ♥ Alice ♥ I Alice Kinsella HotForTheatre
Amy Conroy
Stone Soup Multiple Púca Puppets
Niamh Lawlor
The Blanch Multiple Dublin Fringe, Irish Tour
Ciarán Taylor
40 Songs of Green Clown Barabbas
Veronica Coburn
The Gist of It Orla Cullen

Radio

The Vision Service Mam and Moontor RTÉ Radio 1, Dir: Kevin Brew
No Hand outs in Europe Fiona RTÉ Radio 1, Dir: Veronica Coburn
Twentyseven Lisa RTÉ Radio 1, Dir: Veronica Coburn
1923 Mai Radio Kerry, Dir: Elaine Kinsella
Hold This Saoirse RTÉ Radio 1, Dir: Veronica Coburn

Training

Sue Morrison Clown Through Mask
Raymond Keane Physical/ Clown
Micha Michaeyev Stanislavski
David Pledger Physical Theatre
Inchicore City College Dublin 3 year diploma in Theatre Studies

Skills

Singing (Alto).

Accents: Standard and regional Irish; RP, standard and regional English, American; German.

Latest News

21/01/16

Luck Just Kissed You Hello Nomiated for Irish Times Theatre Award

Congrats to Amy Conroy & the @HotForTheatre team on the‪#‎IrishTimesTheatreAwards‬ nomination for ‪#‎LuckJustKissedYouHello‬

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29/09/15

YAY It’s Dublin Theatre Festival Time …

After their success at the Galway Arts Festival, don’t forget to catch Amy Conroy & Will O’Connell in Hot for Theatre’s LUCK JUST KISSED YOU HELLO at Draiocht Blanchardstown​ or Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre​ (tickets already SOLD OUT for Project Arts Centre​) Don’t be disappointed, book now https://dublintheatrefestival.com/Online/Luck_Just_Kissed_You_Hello2015

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23/07/15

Luck Just Kissed You Hello coming to Dublin

GREAT NEWS Amy Conroy’s play LUCK JUST KISSED YOU HELLO will be revived as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival after a sold-out run during the Galway International Arts Festival The play stars Castaway members Amy Conroy and Will O’Connell. Can’t wait to see it

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